Eli Ball
Eli Ball

Eli accepts briefs in all areas of civil and commercial law.

Eli regularly advises and appears (both led and unled) in matters before the Supreme Court of NSW and the Federal Court of Australia, as well as lower courts and tribunals. His practice includes general and commercial equity, corporations, class actions (including securities and financial products class actions), building and construction, insolvency, insurance, professional liability, property, and probate.

Prior to coming to the bar, Eli practised as a solicitor in the disputes team at Ashurst in Sydney, and was previously Tipstaff to the Honourable Justice David Ipp AO at the New South Wales Court of Appeal.

Eli has a Doctorate from the University of Oxford, where he focussed on the law of restitution and unjust enrichment—including the issue of its reception in Australia. His doctoral thesis, Enrichment at the Claimant’s Expense: Attribution Rules in Unjust Enrichment has been published as a book (with Foreword by Justice James Edelman, now of the High Court of Australia). While at Oxford, Eli also completed the Bachelor of Civil Law and Master of Philosophy in Law, and was a college lecturer in contract, equity and trusts, and tort.


  • Admitted as a Legal Practitioner in New South Wales: 2008
  • Admitted to the New South Wales Bar: 2017
  • Admitted in the State of New York: 2009


  • DPhil in Law (Oxon) 2014
  • MPhil in Law (Oxon) 2011
  • BCL (Oxon) 2010
  • LLB (First Class Honours) (Macq) 2007
  • BCom - Accounting (Macq) 2007